Last night was the official launch of Jay-Z's newly-acquired streaming service, Tidal, and a cadre of powerful artists revealed themselves as co-owners onstage. Everything about the taped launch was a lil' awk—from the way everyone stood shoulder-to-shoulder like they were waiting to get a diploma, to one uncomfortably loud hand-clapper who was too close to the mic. It was also awkward and hilarious to see each member of this rag-tag, massively famous crew's personal interpretation of "business casual."
Rihanna rocked a checkered Dior skirt suit with nuttin' underneath
Jack White borrowed a pin-striped suit from an undertaker
Madonna looked prim in a long-sleeved black lace dress
Alicia Keyes dug this very '00s leather number out the closet
Even Nicki threw on a pink trenchcoat over what was essentially just a black negligee
But not Beyoncé...
It may have been her husband's big night, but Bey was like, "Nah"
I'm gonna wear hot pants and a cape with fishnet stockings
Because I'm fucking Beyoncé
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